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Asleep in the Storm

Publication:Pastoral Letter,October 2017 Dear Friend in Christ: I am writing this letter during the heart of Hurricane Season.  The United States and the Caribbean Region have just suffered a series of devastating storms. And, the hurricane season is not yet over.  I have many friends in the regions affected by these hurricanes, and have been [...]

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Long-Term Investing

by Charles Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2009 KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE IN KNOWING WHAT IS TRULY VALUABLE AND WHAT IS NOT We all invest; that is we exchange current resources for a future hope. We delay an immediate pleasure in order to receive a greater long term benefit. We may invest in education, business, stocks, or [...]

By |September 1st, 2009|Foundations of Faith, One-to-One, Spiritual Growth|Comments Off on Long-Term Investing

The Purpose of Power

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Summer 2009 HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE WAY At our recent annual CSM Gatlinburg Conference, we encountered the transforming presence and power of God. In the months leading up to the conference, we were at times unsure of the thematic direction we should take, who should [...]

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Is There Not a Cause?

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2008 YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DYING – HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT When young David saw the vicious giant Goliath taunting the army of Israel, and saw the Israelites cowering in terror, his heart was stirred with godly anger. He valiantly challenged the warriors to remember the Lord [...]

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Cords and Stakes

by Stephen Simpson Publication: One-to-One, Winter 2008 EVEN AS OUR VISION EXPANDS, WE MUST CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN OUR FOUNDATIONS I’m not exactly the world’s greatest outdoorsman. I love to watch TV shows like "Deadliest Catch" and "Man vs. Wild," but that's not quite the same thing as actually personally risking your life on the Bering [...]

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What Can We Offer God?

by Angela Hough Publication: One-to-One, Autumn 2007 OPPORTUNITIES TO EXTEND CHRIST'S KINGDOM ARE ALL AROUND US. HERE ARE SOME WAYS WE CAN SEE THEM! Many people on the earth today want an answer to their hearts’ cry, “What do I have to offer?” Regardless of age, experience, education and cultural status, as Christians we want [...]

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How to Find the Door

Publication: Pastoral Letter, July 2007 Dear Friend in Christ: Life is defined by the doors that we recognize and enter. Therefore, understanding the nature of doors is vital. So what is a “door?” I could simply characterize doors as entrance to opportunities, but I believe that doors are more than that. Doors are people who [...]

By |July 1st, 2007|Pastoral Letters, Spiritual Growth|Comments Off on How to Find the Door